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[Europe, Mid-east] SHELLEY: How to beat Islamic State? Crack down on cigarette smuggling

Isis may be big budget in the Middle East, but in Europe its attackers have been petty criminals who use illicit markets. Police should focus their efforts there Black market cigarettes ‘France, according to KPMG research, is No 1 in Europe in the illi
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:18
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, USA] Smoking costs more than $300 billion

Will the new cigarette price hike smoke out Saudi’s nicotine addiction problem?... Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), said in a statement to local media that raising the prices of cigarettes is somethin
Albany Daily Star (California Turkish Times)
added Nov 16, 2015 02:00
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[Mid-east, UK] Syrian smugglers shun weapons and turn to cigarettes for profits

eastern Syria's smugglers are seeking profit from a new illicit product: cigarettes. It is forbidden under the austere religious...” Yet cigarettes offer a rare business opportunity for...uses his pickup truck to smuggle in cigarettes, stuffing packs into
Financial Times (uk)
added May 15, 2015 09:12
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[Mid-east] Cigarette giant blames ISIS for falling tobacco sales

A UK tobacco firm has blamed the political unrest caused by ISIS In Iraq for blocking the sales of billions of cigarettes. In its half-year results report posted today, Imperial Tobacco announced that the number of cigarettes sold had been hit by a 5% d
Newsweek
added May 6, 2015 20:56
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[Mid-east] Big tobacco takes on Islam in effort to promote smoking

The campaign went so far as to hire lawyers to make theological arguments against Islamic leaders opposed to tobacco use. “The paper shows how the industry has sought to distort and misinterpret the cultural beliefs of these communities, and to reinterpr
Yahoo!
added Apr 22, 2015 18:52
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[Asia, Canada, Mid-east] Big tobacco quietly battling religious opposition to smoking in key Muslim markets: Canadian study

The tobacco industry has been embroiled for decades in a pitched battle to counter the Muslim opposition to smoking, recruiting sympathetic Islamic scholars and crafting theological arguments to defend the habit, a new, Canadian-co-authored study suggest
National Post (ca)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:13
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Smoking out the evidence on water pipe use

The Middle East has the world’s highest prevalence of water pipe smoking, with the greatest concentration in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, according to Gemma Vestal from the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative, which took part in a meeting at the World Confer
Nature Middle East (uk)
added Apr 6, 2015 12:46
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[Mid-east] Jordan leads region in prevalence of smoking among males — study

Jordan topped Middle East countries in the prevalence of smoking among males and third in terms of female smokers, according to a global study. Research conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington showed t
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jan 9, 2014 17:05
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[Africa, Egypt, Mid-east] “Smoking Kills,” is the main message of the Tobacco Atlas

The American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation unveiled the first-ever Arabic version of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org, during a press conference on Monday. The conference was hosted by the World Health Organisation (
Daily News Egypt (eg)
added Jun 14, 2013 01:45
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[Mid-east, Uae] Tax hike may not deter smokers

Khaleej Times (ae)
added May 22, 2013 16:34
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